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Hopefuls line up for casting call in movie 'The Hollars'

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi is becoming a hot spot for filmmaking!

Saturday the casting crew for a new film called "The Hollars" was in Jackson looking for some new stars.

I think it's safe to say that hundreds of people waited in the hot sun and a very long line, that extended a city block, to make their big break.

"I want to be in a movie.", said kindergartner Mattie Redmond. 

Mattie and her sister Sammie aren't the only ones wishing for stardom.

"Plenty of room for extras couple of speaking roles I could be up for." said Casting Director, Matthew Morgan.

These budding actors and actresses braved the Mississippi sun with umbrellas and waited for their audition hoping to get a role in the movie.

It's a film that'll be directed by and star John Krasinski.

Anna Kendrick is also a lead in the film.

Morgan is a Mississippi native. He says the movie is a comedy about John Hollar, a man who comes back to his small hometown to be with his mom for her surgery. Hollar is reacquainted with his past on the trip.

The movie will be filmed in Jackson and the surrounding area." said Morgan. 

Cindy Jefcoat and her daughter Jordyn waited about two hours before their auditions.

"My audition personally I was a little nervous. I've never auditioned for anything ever, but it was a great experience and you get butterflies. It was a lot of fun," Cindy said. 

"And being a part in a move," daughter Jordyn added.

"It would be kinda crazy because I've never really thought of myself doing something like this" Jordyn said.

Mom of two, Zelda Cole believes "The Hollars" would be more than just good experience for her girls, but great exposure for Mississippi.

"I think people need to see us for more than just the stereotypes and to see that we have some very talented people here." said Cole. 

Filming for 'The Hollars' is expected to begin in mid-July and wrap up around the middle of August.


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